Rule A-5 Officers and Employees of the Board

(a) Officers of the Board. The officers of the Board shall consist of a Chair and a Vice Chair, and such other officers as the Board may deem necessary or appropriate. The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Board. During the absence or inability to act of the Chair, or while the office of Chair is vacant, the Vice Chair shall be vested with all of the powers and shall perform all of the duties of the Chair. In the event of the absence of both the Chair and Vice Chair at any meeting of the Board, the Board may designate one of the members present as acting Chair for the purpose of presiding at such meeting. The officers of the Board shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board may determine by resolution.

(b) Election of Officers of the Board. Officers of the Board shall be elected annually from among the members, by secret, written ballot of the members, at a meeting of the Board held prior to October 1 of each year according to procedures adopted by the Board. Officers shall serve for a term commencing on the October 1 next following their election and ending with the succeeding September 30; provided, however, that any officer may resign his or her office prior to the expiration of his or her term by filing a written notice of resignation with the Secretary to the Board which shall specify the effective date of such resignation. In no event shall such date be less than 10 days or more than 30 days from the date of filing of such notice. If no date is specified, the resignation shall become effective 10 days from the date of filing. The Board may remove any officer at any time by two-thirds vote of the whole Board. Vacancies in office shall be filled as soon as practicable by vote of the members and any person elected to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the remainder of his or her predecessor’s term. For purposes of this rule, the term “vacancies in office” shall include any vacancy resulting from the resignation of any person duly elected to an office prior to the commencement of his or her term.


(c) Executive and Administrative Staff. The staff of the Board shall consist of an Executive Director, a General Counsel, a Secretary to the Board, a Treasurer to the Board, and such other personnel as the Board shall deem necessary or appropriate. The duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director shall be as prescribed by the Board. The duties and responsibilities of all other staff shall be as prescribed by the Executive Director.


(d) Attorneys, Consultants and Others. The Board may retain such attorneys, consultants and other independent contractors as the Board may deem necessary or appropriate.